Conservation photographer and field researcher from Lyons, Colorado, USA
Joel Such (@joel_such) Medias
5 days ago Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza), a widely distributed tanager species found from southern Mexico to Brazil. Because of the vibrant blue coloration (not green), this individual is a male. The species gets its name from the green-plumaged females.
6 days ago A Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) fuels itself mid-migration at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Texas before continuing north to its breeding grounds in the Arctic tundra of Canada and Alaska.
1 week ago The evening light sets on Cerro Castellan in Big Bend National Park, Texas. This photo was taken during a six day competition for the Great Texas Birding Classic this past April. The official results were recently announced and I’m proud to say that our Swarovski sponsored team won the competition with 380 species, smashing the previous record by over 20 species. Beyond winning the Roger Tory Peterson Memorial Trophy for the year, we also have the privilege of selecting an approved Texas-based conservation project to receive $10,000. Take a look at @highwayhawks for more photos.
2 weeks ago On June 9th, the official results for the 2018 Great Texas Birding Classic will be announced! We are continuing to post to our team Instagram account, so be sure to check it out at @swarovski_highwayhawks — There wasn’t much time during the Classic for photography, but it was impossible to resist the photo-op this Black-throated Green Warbler provided.
3 weeks ago Andean Emerald (Amazilia franciae) spreading its wings and tail at the Montezuma Rainforest Reserve and Eco-Lodge in Colombia. These hummingbirds are found in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
3 weeks ago I’m back and incredibly excited to begin sharing my work from Latin America! First, I present you with a Broad-billed Motmot (Electron platyrhynchum). Motmots are one of the most striking groups of birds found throughout Latin America. They sport long tails, are adorned with colorful plumage, and often perch quietly in forests where they hunt insects, spiders, and sometimes lizards and frogs. In this motmot encounter, I observed the bird hawking for insects in a small forest clearing. At one point, the bird surprisingly landed a few feet away allowing me to get a sharp, full frame shot of the head.
1 month ago Golden Tanager (Tangara arthus), found in the humid montane forests of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
2 months ago A male Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) showcases his brilliant iridescent colors.
2 months ago Gold-ringed Tanager / Tangara del Tatamá (Bangsia aureocincta) — A Colombian endemic, this striking tanager is endangered and restricted to only four known locations on the Pacific slope of the West Andes. — Photographed at Montezuma Rainforest Reserve and Ecolodge.
2 months ago Living in the shadows of the majestic Colombian Andes at Montezuma Rainforest Ecolodge, the birdiest place in the birdiest country of the world. Here, I am guiding, photographing, and teaching English. — Because my old computer finally bit the dust, I don’t have the ability to download my photos. Because of this, I unfortunately only have a few photos from Colombia to post before returning to the US next month.
3 months ago Golden-fronted Redstart (Myioborus ornatus), a stunning little warbler found in the high Andes of Colombia. — Photographed at the Montezuma Rainforest Ecolodge in Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá.
3 months ago Bronzy Inca (Coeligena coeligena). Maybe not the most colorful hummingbird out there, but still a stunner. — Photographed at Finca Alejandría near Cali, Colombia 🇨🇴